In this post, we will take a look at Video Streaming using Gumlet’s Content Delivery Network of CDN. In the past I have used YouTube, Vimeo, and Publit.io for this blog. While we will shortly revive the YouTube channel, my plan is also to update the old videos for better streaming quality and viewer experience. For the time being, my focus will be on hosting short videos (typically under 1 minute) that I have created for promoting this blog and a couple of related sites.
Past Issues with Content Delivery Networks
In the past, I have migrated servers and change the image delivery system (either via CDN or served locally) for this blog multiple times. This has led to series of broken images. In other cases, it was a matter of mis-configuration of Gumlet or BunnyCDN. In January 2022, I was able to resolve this matter when I migrated this blog to its own subdomain.In a matter of time, images for all 300 plus blog posts (that have been published at the time of writing this post) should start displaying correctly.
Read More »CDN Setup for this new blog site – January 2022 update
In this post, I will talk about the issues I faced so far, with the loading of images on this site. Let us also take a look at what is being done to resolve it in production. At the issue of missing images and 404s for image URLs has plagues me for a long time. It is time to plug that gap once and for all. Read More »Issues with Images- Resolving once for all
Introduction: Need for CDN for WordPress site
Today someone asked a question in a Facebook group about using CDN or Content Delivery Network for their WordPress site. They wanted the CDN not just for media files but for other elements of the website as well. I responded with a series of options, thought of posting them here so that it can benefit the wider community. This post has been updated in February 2022.
Read More »Which CDN (Content Delivery Networks) to use for your WordPress Site?
QUIC.cloud is a content delivery network (CDN) brought to you by Litespeed Technologies. They are the folks behind the Litespeed Technologies. In this post, I will share my first impressions with this service, which is currently in Beta.Read More »How to Set Up QUIC.cloud Content Delivey Network
I tried using Optimole Image Optimizer and wordpress plugin on a trial basis. I learnt about this plugin and tool when I was researching for Image compression and optimization programs. At present I am trying out the free version, which allows for upto 5,000 visitors per month.
Have you ever wondered why you should compress (or reduce the size of) images on your site? Why do SEO experts attach so much importance to optimizing images for websites? After all, you want to display on your webpage the beautiful pictures you have taken in all their glory! But the downside of leaving images as “heavy” or uncompressed is that your site (or app) will load very slowly. I had written about how to use a CDN or content delivery network and a follow up post on the topic. You can consider the below post as a companion post because the theme is similar- how to load websites faster!
Introduction: Creating the post on CDN
In this post, I have described how I created the
3,500 4,400 word post about Content Delivery Networks. In this post, you can find the The tools, process used, and my learnings from that experience.
This post marks the beginning of a new series of posts on Content Delivery Networks or CDNs. In this series, learn more about the world of CDNs and how they can benefit your website or app. Since 2019, I have dabbled with a variety of CDNs for this site as well as for our podcasting site at gaathastory.com and later for this blog. Some of the CDNs we have used and tested include free and premium services. We have used services for podcasting, such as Audioboom, podcast.co and Spreaker. CDNs for images include BunnyCDN, Gumlet, Droplr. We also have content delivery networks for scripts (such as jsdelivr), fonts, documents, and of course video (YouTube and Vimeo can be considered). This post has been updated in March 2022.Read More »How to Use CDN or Content Delivery Networks for your website or app